It's Monday, Aug. 25 and here is your day ahead:

In local news...

WEATHER: Commuters getting ready to go to work Monday morning should keep an eye out for severe thunderstorms rumbling through southern Wisconsin. Otherwise, a hot and humid day on tap. High in the 90s.  Full forecast 

1. BELOIT HOMICIDE

A homicide investigation is underway in Beloit this morning. Police were called just after 1:30 a.m. to 2200 block of Sunshine Lane. A 58 year old male is the victim. A 30-year-old male suspect is in custody. Not many details have been released, but police are investigating it as a homicide. No names are being released at this time until notifications have been completed. Police say there is no threat to the public. More on this story

2. DOMINIC CIZAUSKAS

Dominic Cizauskas The former UW football recruit convicted of third-degree sexual assault is set to learn his sentence today. A jury found Dominic Cizauskas guilty in June. He's accused of assaulting a UW student in a dorm last December while on a recruiting trip. He's been banned from the UW campus and faces up to 10 years in prison. More on this story

3. FITCHBURG DOUBLE HOMICIDE

Dane County authorities continue today to investigate a double homicide in Fitchburg this weekend possibly involving a former deputy. Fitchburg police have Andy Steele in custody at a medical facility, after his wife, Ashlee Steele, was found dead in their home. Ashlee's sister, Kacee Tollefsbol died later at a hospital. Andy Steele has not been formally charged in the deaths of those two women. Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney says counselors and the community have been helping his department deal with the incident. He retired from his job as a deputy in June after being diagnosed with ALS earlier this year. More on this story

4. JANESVILLE FALSE REPORT

Police are following up on several leads this morning after an alleged false report in Janesville Sunday afternoon. Officers were called to a home along East Racine Street. An unidentified caller said they had just shot someone and were holding a child hostage. However, when officers arrived on the scene no one answered. A SWAT team was called in, but they soon discovered that no one was inside the home. More on this story

In national news...

1. JAMES FOLEY

James Foley Killer almost ID'd: As the hunt for the James Foley's killer continues, Britain says it's close to identifying the man who beheaded the American journalist on video. In the horrifying video, Foley, 40, kneels next to a man dressed in black, who speaks with a distinctly English accent. The tiniest details in the videotape could provide the key clue to the killing in Syria. More on this story

2. FERGUSON FUNERAL

Brown memorial Ferguson Peace pleas: Michael Brown will be laid to rest today, and his father says he just wants one thing: peace. "Please. It's all I ask," Michael Brown Sr. said yesterday. His son, 18, was fatally shot on August 9 by a police officer while walking down a street in Ferguson, Missouri. His death sparked days of violent protests in the St. Louis suburb. More on this story

3. LITTLE LEAGUE

United in pride: A team in Seoul, South Korea, broke the hearts of Chicago's Jackie Robinson West to win this year's Little League World Series. But the Windy City and its sports teams have rallied behind the young superstars. "We're the best team in the nation and the second best team in the world – you can't have anything better than that," Chicago pitcher Marquis Jackson told ESPN. Mayor Rahm Emanuel applauded the team's positive attitude. More on this story

4. U.S. JOURNALIST RELEASED

Free after two years: An American journalist held in Syria by Islamist rebels was released yesterday. Peter Theo Curtis, 45, is believed to have been captured in October 2012 and held by the al-Nusra Front, a Syrian rebel group with ties to al Qaeda. More on this story

5. #MTVVMA 2014

Jay-Z, Beyonce Blue Ivy Year of the rear: Nicki Minaj paid tribute to her assets with song and dance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. But last year's chief twerker took the high road. Miley Cyrus stood offstage and watched as a young homeless man accepted her best music video award. And where celebrities gather, drama follows. Gunshots inside a party hosted by Chris Brown wounded three people, including rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight. More on this story